March 29, 2012 RSS feed / Front Page

Expenditures by water boards called into question

Municipal water agencies operating under increasing public scrutiny are endeavoring to strike a balance between the salary and benefits their elected leaders enjoy, and what’s deemed suitable compensation by the recessionweary customers who mus More...

Health & Wellness

Local healthy living expo returns

Healthy living is the theme of the Conejo/Las Virgenes Future Foundation’s upcoming health expo.  Community Health Expo II will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Opinion How health reform law affects Medicare

We hear a lot of back and forth these days about the Affordable Care Act—aka the federal health reform law—but not much about how it affects people with Medicare. More...

Student journalists spread word on dangers of smoking

Preston Hill, a freshman at Newbury Park High School, was stunned to learn that smoking a cigarette is hardly better than smoking rat poison.  More...

Schools

Do You Have a Student Going to College?

A free college planning workshop offers insider secrets to parents of college bound high school students during the month of April in Thousand Oaks and Camarillo. Families from Camarillo, Ventura and other areas are encouraged to attend.  More...

Teens head to New York City to compete in auto contest

For the third time since 2007, Agoura High School finished first in the Greater Los Angeles County Automotive Technology Competition for high school seniors, beating out 50 other schools in a race to the national championship.  The competition w More...

Students shine at Lindero festival

STRINGS ATTACHED—Richard Rush, 12, plays the violin with other beginning string performers during the annual Fiddlefest show at Lindero Canyon Middle School on Wed., March 21. More...

Pets

Pet of the Week

AY CHIHUAHUA— Paco is a 10- year- old Chihuahua. Paco is a little shy but personable. He is sweet, mellow and gets along with cats. Paco has no teeth so he needs to be hand fed only soft food. More...

Bobcat visits Agoura Hills home

LOCAL WILDLIFE—Nidia Beltramo, who lives on Oak Summit Road in the Liberty Canyon neighborhood of Agoura Hills, sent in this shot of a bobcat she sighted through her kitchen window as she was p More...

Let’s hear your ‘tails’

The Acorn invites you to send your fav orite pet story for publication on the Critter Corner page.  More...

Faith

Easter Sunrise Service planned

The Valley Interfaith Council will present an Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. More...

Celebration at Civic Arts

Calvary Chapel Thousand Oaks will host an Easter celebration at 10: 30 a. m. Sun., April 8 in the Fred Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Doors open at 10 a.m.  More...

Music festival at Unity church

Unity of the Oaks Church of Thousand Oaks will present its sixth annual Music Fest at 6:30 p.m. More...

Obituaries

Rosemary Armstrong

Agoura Hills,CA, Appache Junction,AZ, Coarsegold, CA.  April 2, 1936-February 28,2012  The family of Rosemary Armstrong sadly announcesCMY her passing Feb. 28. 2012. She was born and raised in  More...

Dining & Entertainment

AHS alum to perform in tuba recital

Agoura Hills resident Paul Luxenberg will host a faculty tuba recital at 1 p.m. More...

‘Avenue Q’ student edition better than original

In 2007, Music Theatre International announced it would be releasing a “school edition” of edgy musical “Avenue Q,” an R-rated satire of children’s television aimed at realistic issues in the lives of young adults.  More...

Calender

THURS., MARCH 29  Spring Charity Boutique  5:30 to 9 p.m. at Los Robles Greens Golf Course, 299 S. Moorpark Road, Thousand Oaks. Shopping, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar. Fundraiser for Westlake Village Junior Women’s Club. More...

Elderly man dies in Agoura crash

   Donald Bennett, a 78-year-old Westlake Village resident, died March 28 when he lost control of his car and struck a light pole and fire hydrant on Reyes Adobe Road north of Lake Lindero Road in Agoura Hills. More...

Agencies mishandled Richardson case

After a yearlong investigation, the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review has determined that both the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and coroner’s office made mistakes during the recovery of Mitrice Richardson’s More...

Fast from the start

27th annual Great Race of Agoura draws 7,300 runners

The community welcomed some 7,300 runners and walkers from the region, the state— even around the world—to last weekend’s Dole Great Race of Agoura.  What began 27 years ago as a parent-run event designed to raise money for sch More...

Community

Cell tower critics are dropping the call What’s

one thing the San Fernando Valley has on the Conejo  Valley?  Great cellphone coverage.  More...

Calabasas designer tries to sew up the competition

Orly Shani, a fashion designer who grew up in Calabasas, was among 14 contestants chosen to participate in a new television series that will cloak the winner in a $6-million contract and place their clothing collections in three of America’s la More...

Nurturing Nature

UPSTART—Shenley Puterbaugh of Calabasas helps her son, Joshua, 2, plant an oak tree sapling during Arbor Day Celebration at Gates Canyon Park on Sat., March 24. More...

Business

Calabasas weighs public versus private need in cell tower debate

After almost a year of study, the Calabasas Communications and Technology Commission adopted a new ordinance governing the placement of wireless communication facilities in the city.  If approved by the City Council on April 25, the ordinance wi More...

Nominations for WIB awards

The Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County is seeking nominations for its annual WIB Awards. More...

Sports

Coyote relay team has momentum on its side

Aaron Schwartz, Bradley Dern, Denis Reznik and Chandler Lee form a potent 200-yard medley relay quartet for the Calabasas High boys’ swim team.  The four Coyotes have to work diligently on their craft for the entire group to benefit, and t More...

Oak Park’s goal is crystal clear

Section title or bust for boys’ volleyball squad

For the Oak Park High boys’ volleyball team, there is only one destination.  As the top-ranked program in the CIF- Southern Section Division 2 coaches’ poll and the No. More...

A Classic victory for Real So Cal Blue

SPRING IN THEIR STEP—The Real So Cal girls’ U-14 Blue travel team won the Flight B Division at the Ventura County Fusion Spring Classic. More...

Police

Sheriff's Blotter

Agoura Hills   Someone stole $1,200 worth of items from the back of a motorcycle parked in the 30500 block of Agoura Road March 10.  Calabasas   More...

Calabasas shooting becomes case of murder

A Calabasas man was charged with murder last week in connection with the shooting death of his mother’s boyfriend.  Randy Robert Williams, 57, was arrested March 9 and charged with assault with a firearm for the shooting of his mother&rsqu More...

Sheriff’s station accepting donations to help the needy

Members of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station and Hope of the Valley Rescue Mission will collect clothing donations for the homeless from 2 to 4 p.m. More...

Family

Honey Badgers takerst in Bakerseld

TASTE THE VICTORY—The AYSO Regional 4 U10 All- Stars, Honey Badgers, took first place in the Directors Cup Tournament in Bakersfield. More...

Anne Frank story still rivets

INSPIRATION— Martha Abbey Miller enlightens and entertains as she portrays Anne Frank at a Westlake Village Library public reading on Sun., March 25. More...

Robotics camp meets science standards

Robotics & Things of Simi Valley has scheduled the eighth annual spring hands-on Robotics Camp/Workshop Tues. through Thurs., April 10 to 12 at Sumac Elementary School, 6050 N. More...

Letters

Farewell to the superintendent

Most in our community already know that our superintendent, Dr. More...

It’s not as bad as it seems

I was somewhat amused by a letter titled “Anthem fallout” that appeared in the March 22 issue of The Acorn. More...

Being independent fraught with issues

I like Linda Parks as a county supervisor for the same reasons that she’d be a disaster in Congress. Her congressional campaign stresses bipartisanship.  So did that of Barack Obama in 2008. More...